|The John Glenn Story - National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
This brief, 30-minute biographical documentary looks at the early life and professional career of American astronaut John Glenn (before his days in politics). Several of the people who knew him "back when" in New Concord, Ohio take up a certain amount of time reminiscing on Glenn's boyhood and then the docu segues into the astronaut's preparations for his space flight -- three orbits around the earth, and then home again...
Keywords: Documentary; Space; NASA; Rocket; John Glenn
Downloads: 6,018 (3 reviews)
|The Paleface - Joseph M. Schenck|
Buster Keaton stars in this comedy as the captive of hostile Indians. His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire. Keaton moves with the stake as the Indians try frantically to place the firewood around him. When he survives the flames due to his fire-resistant clothes, Keaton is made a member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface. He then foils the scheme of unsavory oil speculators to steal the land from his Indian companion.
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 26,942 (4 reviews)
|The Battle Of Midway|
Academy Award winning documentary on the pivotal naval battle of the war in the Pacific. Filmed while the attack on Midway Island was underway, standout director John Ford was actually injured during filming. More info on the film is available on its IMDB page. This version was produced from a video copy of a fair film transfer at the National Archives. NAIL: 80-MN-1433 ARC: 12870
Keywords: WWII; war; documentary
Downloads: 42,105 (4 reviews)
|Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer - Ben Costanten, Albert C. Gannaway, C.J. Ver Halen Jr.|
Daniel Boone leads settlers into Kentucky, but must battle Shawnee Indians who have been persuaded by a French renegade that Boone and the settlers are there to kill them and steal their land.
Keywords: Adventure; Biography; Western
Downloads: 33,286 (4 reviews)
|The Star Packer - Paul Malvern|
A gang working for "The Shadow" is terrorizing the town. John Travers (John Wayne) decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.
Keywords: Action; Western; Romance; John Wayne
Downloads: 17,946 (5 reviews)
|Randy Rides Alone - Paul Malvern|
Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy Bowers (John Wayne) escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.
Keywords: Western; John Wayne; pdmovies
Downloads: 34,381 (5 reviews)
|Her Uncle Sam|
See IMDB description at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026919/ Stars Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Young. Movie is incomplete.
Downloads: 4,081 (9 reviews)
|Blake of Scotland Yard - Sam Katzman|
Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention has the potential to prevent wars, and plans to donate it to the League of Nations. But a gang of criminals led by the elusive "Scorpion" steals the device, and Blake and his associates must recover the invention and determine the identity of the "Scorpion".
Keywords: Crime; Sci-Fi
Downloads: 17,209 (9 reviews)
|The Goat - Joseph M. Schenck|
Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 57,145 (10 reviews)
from IMDB.com: "Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals." Also stars Clyde Beatty and Shemp Howard. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your television.
Keywords: comedy; Abbott; Costello; Abbott and Costello
Downloads: 83,295 (8 reviews)
|Nothing Sacred - David O. Selznick|
The hotshot newspaper reporter Wallace Cook (Fredric March) tries to get in the good graces of his boss, Oliver Stone (Walter Connolly) by exploiting the "imminent" death of an ailing young woman, Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard). By way of newsprint the doomed young lady becomes the toast of New York City until her health situation is revealed as a hoax. IMHO one of the best comedies that went into Public Domain...
Keywords: Comedy; Drama; Romance; Carole Lombard
Downloads: 32,250 (9 reviews)
|Three Came Home - Nunnally Johnson|
You can find information regarding this film on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043041/ Stars Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond.
Keywords: war; drama
Downloads: 3,666 (7 reviews)
|Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Rifle - U.S. War Department|
These are Excellent videos for those who would like to know more about rifle shooting. They are great for both the beginner and the expert who needs a refresher. The series focuses on the M1 garand, but the techniques can be applied to any rifle. part one covers sling usage and shooting positions. Part 2 covers sight adjustments and also has one of the BEST explanations of windage adjustments EVER...
Keywords: rifle marksmanship garand US Army War Department
Downloads: 185,292 (9 reviews)
|The Battle of San Pietro|
Documentary of the US efforts to take Italy by acclaimed director John Huston. The US Army which commissioned the film refused to show it because it was too honest in its portrayal of the high cost of battle and the difficulties faced.
Keywords: war; WWII; documentary
Downloads: 33,660 (17 reviews)
|Child Bride - Kroger Babb|
Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.
Downloads: 104,096 (16 reviews)
This is a typical sex exploitation film from the early 1930s - complete with wild parties, sex out of wedlock, lesbianism, etc. A chorus girl's exposure to the "casting couch" also exposes her to syphilis. Exploitation filmmakers hoped to capitalize on the taboo subjects of venereal disease, sex before marriage, lesbianism, etc. while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 which forbade a film from containing such content...
Keywords: exploitation; melodrama
Downloads: 2,037,157 (31 reviews)
|Nazi Concentration Camps|
**This film contains extremely graphic scenes of human suffering, please exercise caution when viewing.** Compilation footage of Nazi concentration camps in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The footage was gathered by the US Department of Defense as part of the effort to conduct war crimes trials. This copy was dubbed from a video copy at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. National Archives Identifiers: ARC: 43452 NAIL: 238.2
Keywords: nazi; war; world war II; concentration camp
Downloads: 505,172 (90 reviews)